Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Sunday 26 October 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

DutyFly Solutions partners with Blue Air for inflight concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ROMANIA. DutyFly Solutions is to operate the inflight concession for Romanian airline Blue Air from early 2015, marking the concessionaire’s entry into eastern Europe.

Flemingo opens duty free stores at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

PARAGUAY. The retailer has extended its presence in Latin America with the opening of new Arrivals and Departures stores at Silvio Pettirossi International Airport.

IDP to operate WHSmith stores at Bali's Ngurah Rai International Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

ASIA PACIFIC. WHSmith will be the sole news, books and convenience retailer at the airport, operating in both International and Domestic terminals.

WHSmith captures travel essentials concession at new Melbourne T4

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 24/10/14

AUSTRALIA. WHSmith has been named as Melbourne Airport’s travel essentials partner for its new T4 development, with four stores set to open next July.

Alpha LSG rolls out OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to more airlines

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

UK. Alpha LSG is rolling out its OMG! Conference & Awards initiative to Thomson Airways and Thomas Cook, with events planned for December and April.

Auckland duty free decision early 2015 as five vie for prize

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

NEW ZEALAND. Auckland Airport expects to make a decision on the awarding of its two duty free retail contracts in early 2015, the company revealed today.

Indonesia’s airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I creates retail division

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

INDONESIA. Airport operator PT Angkasa Pura I has created a new subsidiary called Angkasa Pura Retail, which will directly operate spaces at key airports.

Saipan International Airport weighs up next move on duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

SAIPAN. Saipan International Airport is weighing up the next move on its master commercial concession, after it received submissions last week from stakeholders.

Tourvest In-flight Retail Services retains Kenya Airways concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 23/10/14

KENYA. Tourvest In-flight Retail Services has retained the contract to manage inflight duty free sales for Kenya Airways, following a competitive tender.

Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives to host Cannes airline dinner

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

UK/FRANCE. Cecil Macdonald and Inflight Initiatives are joining forces for the 14th year to host an informal dinner for business partners in Cannes next week.

Etat Libre d’Orange makes travel retail debut at Singapore Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/10/14

Subversive French fragrance house Etat Libre d’Orange has made its travel retail debut with The Shilla Duty Free, at Singapore Changi International.

ACI Asia-Pacific opens Small and Emerging Airports Seminar in Bali

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

BALI. The tenth annual event runs from 20-22 October with the theme ‘Navigating Aviation Growth and Challenges in Southeast Asia’.

AENA rejects World Duty Free Group approach to renegotiate at Madrid

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SPAIN. Airport authority AENA Aeropuertos has rebuffed an approach from World Duty Free Group to revisit its duty free concession terms at Madrid Barajas.

Airport Authority Hong Kong tenders Chinese-themed food stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

HONG KONG. Airport Authority Hong Kong has called a tender for three concessions in the East Hall offering Chinese food & delicatessen items.

Dufry to sign Nairobi concession as final legal obstacle is cleared

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. The national airports authority has confirmed that it will sign a contract with Dufry after a late legal challenge from Suzan General Trading was dismissed.

Duty Free Philippines to open big Arrivals store at Manila T3

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

PHILIPPINES. “We will try to make this the best Arrivals shopping store in the region,” says the retailer's Chief Operating Officer Lorenzo ‘Enchong’ Formoso.

LS travel retail launches ‘next generation’ Aelia store in Marseille

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

FRANCE. LS travel retail has launched what it calls the “next generation of duty free stores” with a pilot operation at Marseille Provence Airport.

On location in Seoul: Lotte showcases South Korea’s biggest duty free store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. Lotte Duty Free has presented its new store at the Lotte World Mall to media from South Korea, Japan and China, plus The Moodie Report.

Regus Express business centre opens at London Gatwick Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

UK. The business centre in the South Terminal arrivals area offers showers and breakfast as well as an open-plan lounge and meeting rooms.

Sunglasses Awards short-list revealed; record number of entries received

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. The shortlist is announced for the annual Sunglasses Awards, which will be presented at TFWA World Exhibition in Cannes next week.

UPDATED: Dufry signs Jomo Kenyatta International Airport concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/10/14

KENYA. As anticipated this morning, Dufry has signed the concession with Kenya Airports Authority to operate over 750sq m of space at the new Terminal 1A.

ACSA issues commercial tenders at George and Bram Fischer airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SOUTH AFRICA. Airports Company South Africa is seeking operators for speciality retail and food & beverage outlets at the two regional airports this month.

Excess Baggage Company launches London Heathrow web portal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

UK. The retailer and service provider’s new website allows passengers travelling from Heathrow to order products for home delivery or pre-book services.

Furla partners with Harrods for Heathrow and Gatwick airport stores

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

Furla's global travel retail expansion gathers pace with the opening of two new spaces within Harrods stores at London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

Hong Kong International posts solid growth in September passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

HONG KONG. Passenger traffic at Hong Kong Airport climbed by +4.8% year-on-year in September, with strong increases from North Asia and North America.

Miami International Airport plans duty paid premium cosmetics RFP

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

USA. A new concession of 650-850sq ft will go to tender within a month if the mayor’s office approves plans made by Miami-Dade Aviation Department.

Nuance supports Estée Lauder’s Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Nuance has teamed up with The Estée Lauder Companies to support the group’s high-profile Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign.

World Duty Free Group challenges Madrid duty free terms

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/10/14

SPAIN. World Duty Free Group is talking tough as it challenges the terms of its ‘Lot 1’ duty free retail concession at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport.

Caribbean governments impose bans on travel from Ebola-stricken countries

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

LATIN AMERICA/CARIBBEAN. Several countries have banned arrivals from West African countries as governments fear the cost of containment and impact on tourism.

New outlets and improved store design drive profit growth at WHSmith

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The convenience, books and gifts retailer has reported a +11% increase in trading profit for its Travel division for the year ended 31 August.

Scandlines Bordershop whisky retail concept wins gold at POPAI Awards

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. The Scandlines Bordershop Glenfiddich Whisky Corner, created by HRG for William Grant & Sons, was named Best Shop in Shop at the annual awards.

Sunil Tuli issues Request for Volunteers for Cannes ice bucket soaking

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. Tuli has offered to double his donation if he finds a volunteer from Women in Travel to assist him in his ice bucket challenge in Cannes.

Tocumen Airport investigates irregularities in airport concessions

Source: ©The Moodie Report, La Prensa - 17/10/14

PANAMA. Tocumen Airport has launched a review of 78 concessions granted by direct award during the previous administration, including some speciality stores.

Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta join 'next stage' for Heathrow Airport T5

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport T5 will open a new luxury goods environment by Christmas, housing leading brand names such as Louis Vuitton, Cartier and Bottega Veneta.

Yves Saint Laurent showcases Or Rouge and Kiss & Blush

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 17/10/14

Yves Saint Laurent staged a number of animations in Asia earlier this summer, to promote its latest skincare launch, and new dual-function make-up product.

DFS Group launches suit against Guam International Airport Authority

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

GUAM. The retailer returns to court in the long-running dispute after the Office of Public Accountability declined to accept its procurement appeal.

Dubai Duty Free reclaims title as world’s biggest airport retail operation

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

UAE. The retailer cites Generation Research’s latest numbers as Dubai International claims the top position among the world's airports for a fourth time.

Heathrow Airport sells Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton interests

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

UK. Heathrow Airport Holdings is to sell its interest in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton airports to Ferrovial and Macquarie for £1,048 million.

Setur Duty Free and LS bid jointly for Istanbul Airport duty free concession

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free and LS travel retail are bidding as a partnership for the duty free concession at Istanbul’s new airport, scheduled to open in 2018.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sunrise Duty Free writes a new chapter

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. We report on Sunrise Duty Free’s 15th anniversary celebration and the ground-breaking Virtual Mall project the retailer launched there.

World’s first Moët Hennessy boutique opens at Paris Charles de Gaulle

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 16/10/14

FRANCE. Moët Hennessy teams up with Aéroports de Paris and LS travel retail to open Les Caves Particulières, a Cognac and Champagne boutique at Paris CDG.

Aéroports de Montréal launches major F&B tender at Montréal Trudeau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

CANADA. The airport authority is seeking operators for 17 food & beverage outlets at the airport, to be tendered in four packages. Bids are due on 8 January.

Fine watches and jewellery to shine at sixth DFS Masters of Time in Macau

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

MACAU. The retailer will host its curated retail exhibition of luxury watches – and, for the first time, jewellery – at the T Galleria Macau by DFS from 6 December.

New boutiques help fuel +40% sales growth at Haneda Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

JAPAN. Haneda Airport is recording travel retail revenues up +40% year-on-year, helped by the five new fashion boutiques it opened in September.

New landmark in Seoul as Lotte World Tower begins phased opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 15/10/14

SOUTH KOREA. The first phases of the ambitious development opened earlier this week, with Lotte Duty Free’s 10,990sq m store opening today (16 October).

ACI Europe highlights concerns over Ebola screening on arrival

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

EUROPE. The association has called for consistent measures at EU airports while noting reservations about the effectiveness of arrivals screening.

DFS boosted by airport operations but LVMH reports Asia slowdown

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

INTERNATIONAL. LVMH's Selective Retailing division, including DFS Group, posted organic revenue growth of +8% in the first nine months of the year.

On location: Heinemann Asia Pacific opens 'be Duty Free' at klia2

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

MALAYSIA. Heinemann Asia Pacific celebrated its first foray into Malaysian travel retail this week, hosting the opening ceremony of its ‘be Duty Free’ store at klia2.

That-Es-Salasil and WDFG retain Kuwait Airport duty free contract

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 14/10/14

KUWAIT. The incumbent has retained the concession after tabling the highest bid among five parties, offering a US$26.9 million annual flat fee over a five-year term.

Diageo begins global roll out of Haig Club after Changi launch

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 13/10/14

The single grain Scotch whisky will be available in ten travel retail locations this month, with a wider distribution to airports and airlines planned soon.